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Results and ???? on my first hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dottie Pratt, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I had 8 chickens egg's
    6 ducks. Hatch Date was suppose to be yeserday (Sunday) for both.
    Well 6 of the chicks hatched between Saturday and Sunday.
    No Nothing from the ducks.
    Took the chicks out a few mintues ago. They are little cuties!!!!
    Closed up the bator as quickly as I could. Temp and Hum. back up.

    Questions is should I wait for the ducks and the last 2 chicks? Or would this be a dud this time around. Got the duck eggs from someone else. But no movement except when the chicks were going crazy. Duck egg's seen very light to hold. Heavier back when I tried Candling them.
    What do you think?

    Dottie
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'd candle to see if there is still life in the eggs. Duck eggs require higher humidity so maybe they got over dried in the process. I want to say their humidity is to be something like 10-20% higher during the entire incubation vs chickens. But that's just from reading, haven't tried myself.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have never hatched ducks either but according to the directions in my Brower manuel it says ducks require between 50 and 65% humidity and that they take from 28 to 33 days to hatch. [​IMG]
     
  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Mine always hatched on day 28. They usually need you to mist them with water while incubating them.
     
  5. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the humidity at 65 its been there for severarl day's.
    Should I go ahead and mist them then? Yesterday was 28 day's.
    I'll try to candle tonight. But really don't understand what i'm seeing.
    I don't think that's my cup of tea. ha ha.

    Dottie
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Candle again and if your not sure as long as they dont smell leave em in there a few more days !! Maybe your temps were a little low and they will be late !!
     
  7. F.L Buff

    F.L Buff Out Of The Brooder

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    Just be pateint!!
     
  8. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I'll candle. And as of right now they don't smell.

    And I'll try to be patient!!!!!

    Thats not easy for me. I was calm lol threw this whole thing.
    Thanks for your responses. Couldn't do this without BYC!!!!!!

    Dottie
     
  9. dancingchicken77

    dancingchicken77 Out Of The Brooder

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    any action dottie? having patience is the hardest thing at a time like this....

    i'm with you though, i'm new to this and can't work out candling at all

    carrie

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  10. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No action at all.

    Gonna wait till this evening and go ahead and crack one open.
    Thanks for your input. Think there Duds!!!!!

    Dottie
     

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